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First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Praise Team Leader

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Tyler, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 02/26/2010
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Disciples of Christ
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The individual we seek must demonstrate extensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary Christian music and be driven to lead others into God’s presence through worship—not just perform and sing songs. S/he will plan, organize and lead Praise Team rehearsals and contemporary worship services that uplift the congregation and proclaim glory and honor to God. Our new Praise Team leader will be a skilled, gifted musician and administrator with high personal integrity and maturity in Christ that is able to effectively lead our congregation vocally and instrumentally in contemporary worship. Music degree or equivalent professional experience preferred (minimum 5 years professional contemporary worship leading for membership of 500+).


Coordinate music selection with Scriptural directions and themes;
Design weekly worship service elements in Media Shout;
Coordinate with Director of Worship and Fine Arts to schedule and direct
regular weekly rehearsal times and use of volunteers;
Demonstrate ability to work with volunteer musicians to achieve excellence in musical production;
Resource each band member weekly as needed (lead and/or hymn sheets, chord charts);
Communicate weekly with Praise Team members;
Demonstrate solid understanding of music and sound technology
(computer, audio/video/stage lighting);
Identify, nurture and encourage worship leading gifts in others and recruit new Praise Team members;
Provide worship music at various events throughout the year (Prayer Seminar,
Holy Week services, Youth Rally, community outreach events, special services, etc.);
Work with associate minister for youth to create and nurture youth Praise Team.


The Praise Team leader will report directly to the Director of Worship and Fine Arts and will closely partner with entire Pastoral and Worship staff team as well as volunteer leaders within the various worship arts programs. Electronic submission strongly preferred. Please send your resume and a video of you leading contemporary worship to Or send your resume, then upload video files of yourself leading contemporary worship to and send us the link. Send snail mail copies of resume/DVD to: Praise Team Leader Search, attn: Mark Johnson, Director of Worship and Fine Arts, First Christian Church, 4202 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas, 75701. No phone calls.

Individuals invited to interview will be expected to prepare and lead a worship set on a scriptural theme and demonstrate the ability work with volunteer musicians (Praise Team).

Part time: 12-15 hours weekly; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays, regular staff meetings,
rehearsals and prep time as needed
Compensation: DOE ($12,000-15,000/year)